Crime

Man Charged In 1993 Murder Of Missing Wife

| by Ethan Brown

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the cold-case murder of Bonnie Haim, who disappeared on Jan. 7, 1993, in Jacksonville, Florida.

Last year, Bonnie’s skeletal remains were discovered by workers at the home that she and her husband, Michael Haim, lived in during their marriage. The workers had been attempting to take out the pool.

Now living in North Carolina, Michael, 49, was arrested by local law enforcement on Aug. 24 after DNA testing confirmed the identity of the remains as his former wife. Michael will return to Florida to face charges, CBS News reported.

Upon his wife's disappearance, Michael told police that she left their home after a fight. Her purse was later found in a trash can, and her car was abandoned near the Jacksonville International Airport.

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The couple's son, Aaron, won a wrongful death suit against his father in 2005 which was worth $26.3 million. Florida State Attorney Angela Corey said that Aaron was a constant reminder of his mother’s ongoing case. However, Corey said the evidence may not prove successful in a trial.

“We’re at a point where we can seek justice,” Corey said.

“Our job is to seek justice – we can’t guarantee justice,” she added.

Corey said her office would attempt to bring the case to trial within a year.

Sources: CBS News, Action News Jax / Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Diego Grez